TQ5839 : Gibraltar Cottage

taken 8 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Gibraltar Cottage
Gibraltar Cottage
Built as a lodging house between 1814 and 1824 on the site of an earlier and smaller cottage of the same name. It was occupied by members of the Tunbridge ware making family of Burrows from the 1820s to c.1845. Having fallen into decay, it was restored and altered in 1970-71. The name is an allusion to the rocks on which the cottage stands; in the past Gibraltar has been used as a general term for the rocky eastern apex of the Common. Until the mid-nineteenth century, a pond known as Parsonís Pond existed below the cottage alongside London Road.
(Tunbridge Wells Conservators)
Tunbridge Wells Common
Tunbridge Wells Common is a 104 hectare open space close to the centre of town. Comprising mixed oak woodland and open areas. Originally a common where animals grazed, but trees have grown as grazing declined. Underlain by Tunbridge Wells Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous), which outcrops in several places across the common. Owned by the Borough Council but looked after by the Tunbridge Wells Common Conservators LinkExternal link .
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TQ5839, 3705 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 January, 2010
Category
Cottage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 581 395 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.9881N 0:15.4958E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 580 395
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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